Colleges and Universities Offering PhD in Social Work in Nigeria

  • Course Name: PhD in Social Work(Social Work)
  • Major Subject: Social Work
  • Course Category: Doctorate Courses

Institutions Offering PhD in Social Work

  • University of Nigeria, Nsukka University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nsukka  
    Areas of specialization:
    (1) Gerontology
    (2) Community Development
    (3) Medical Social Work
    (4) Social Policy
    (5) Social Work Administration
    (6) Family Social Work
    (7) Psychiatric Social Work
    (8) Clinical Social Work
    (9) School Social Work

    Course entry requirements:
    -Candidate must satisfy the matriculation requirements of the University, including
    English Language and Mathematics.
    -Candidate must have a minimum of Master’s degree in social Work, depending of
    the specialization the candidate aspires to, from an approved university, with a
    CGPA of not lower than 3.5 on a 5-point scale, or equivalent, from an accredited
    -Candidate must demonstrate adequate intellectual capacity, maturity and effective
    decision making and problem-solving potentials.
    -Candidate must write a concept proposal of not less than five A-4 pages in his/her
    area of specialization.
    -For Candidate to be eligible for Ph.D. admission, he or she must have scored
    nothing less than a ‘B’ in his/her dissertation.

    Course duration:
    A full-time Ph.D. programme of the Department runs for a minimum of six semesters and a maximum of ten semesters.
    A part-time Ph.D. programme of the Department runs for a minimum of eight semesters and a maximum of twelve semesters.
    For extension beyond the specified maximum period, a special permission of the Board of
    Postgraduate Studies is required.
  • University of Jos University of Jos, Jos  
    Entry Requirements:
    Candidates for Doctorate must have a Master in Sociology. In exceptional cases candidates with a first degree background but a master in a related field may be considered.
  • University of Calabar University of Calabar, Calabar  

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